is a constituency
represented in the House of Commons
of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
. It elects one Member of Parliament
(MP) by the first past the post
system of election.
This constituency covers most of the East Staffordshire
district. The main town is Burton upon Trent
, while it also includes Uttoxeter
. The remaining small part of East Staffordshire (the area around Abbots Bromley
) is in the Lichfield
Following a review by the Boundary Commission for England
, at the next general election
the boundaries of the Burton constituency will be amended slightly, with the Needwood ward
(containing the village of Barton-under-Needwood
) being transferred to the Lichfield constituency.
The constituency was formed in 1885. From 1950 until 1997, the seat was held by the Conservative Party
; the brewing
industry of Burton upon Trent traditionally being a strong supporter of the Conservatives. However, like many traditionally Conservative seats, it fell to the Labour Party
during their landslide victory at the 1997 general election
. Labour's Janet Dean
has held the seat since then.
Members of Parliament
Janet Dean has announced she will be standing down at the next election.
1997 Election (Lab gain from Con)